I used size Large for this top. I traced the pattern size after printing and taping the printed pages together. I then pin fitted the traced pattern and determined fitting issues.
I ended up making a 1 1/2 inch FBA; making a sway back adjustment of 1 inch; increased the back hip area by 1 inch by drawing a straight line about 1 1/2 inches from the side seam up to the waist area, and cutting a hinge at the waist area to the straight line and then I cut the line up to that area, inserted an inch of paper to increase that area tapering to nothing at hinge and trued the side seam. This is method I learned from taking "Lynda Maynard's Fitting Class" on Craftsy.
I eliminated the bust dart that was created when making the FBA and removed fullness from the side seam. I also traced the pattern length to the small length size and ended up removing another inch after basting the side seams for fitting.
The fabric was from Mood. When I purchased the fabric I was surprised by the colors when it arrived. The quality of the knit was good but the colors did not match up with my computer monitor. Recently I have seen the fabric sewn by Deepika at Pattern Review and decided that I like the overall look once sewn.
Decided to use this fabric as my original plan was to use a striped fabric but I did not have enough of it to make this top.
Without further ado-
|Kirsten Kimono Tee-Front|
Photos of my wearing will follow soon. I plan to make another top as part of my upcoming beach vacation. This is a truly easy top to sew once you get the right fit.